Category Archives: Important Announcements

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Our Collaborative Summer Mass Schedule Begins Sunday, July 7


The Summer Sunday Mass Schedule for our Collaborative will begin on Sunday, July 7. As you will recall, during the summer months we have Sunday 7:30am Masses at both parishes, and a 9:00am Mass at one parish and an 11:00am Mass at the other. This summer, the 9:00am Sunday Mass will be at St. Paul Church and the 11:00am Mass will be at St. John the Evangelist Church.  

Parishioners are encouraged to attend the Masses within the collaborative that are most convenient. Envelopes and checks placed in the collection basket will be returned to your home parish.

Now would be a great time to consider online giving, if you haven’t already. Online giving makes donating to your home parish simple and easy, regardless of where you are or the time of year, and this in turn provides the parish with more consistent and stable contributions. Please visit your home parish’s website or call the office for more information.

COLLABORATIVE SUMMER MASS SCHEDULE
Sunday, July 7 through Sunday, September 1:

St. John the Evangelist Church
Daily Mass (Mon-Sat): 7:00am
Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00pm (Confessions 3:00-3:45pm or by appointment)
Sunday Masses:  7:30am and 11:00am

St. Paul Church
Daily Mass (Mon-Sat): 9:00am
Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:00pm (Confessions 3:30-4:00pm or by appointment)
Sunday Masses:  7:30am and 9:00am

Our Regular Sunday Mass schedule will resume after Labor Day on Sunday, September 8, 2019.

Sunday, September 15: Our Collaborative Outdoor Mass!


Stay tuned for more details!

Our Sunday Family Mass Program is on Summer Vacation!

The Sunday Family Mass program (including Donuts & Coffee) is on summer vacation! The Sunday 9:00am Mass will be a regular liturgy through the end of June, until our Collaborative  Summer Sunday Mass Schedule begins on July 7:

St. John the Evangelist Church
Daily Mass (Mon-Sat): 7:00am
Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00pm (Confessions 3:00-3:45pm or by appointment)
Sunday Masses:  7:30am and 11:00am

St. Paul Church
Daily Mass (Mon-Sat): 9:00am
Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:00pm (Confessions 3:30-4:00pm or by appointment)
Sunday Masses:  7:30am and 9:00am

Our Regular Mass schedule will resume after Labor Day. 

 

Memorial Day Prayer

We remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy every day.

We pray that God will hold our servicemen and women in His strong arms, and cover them with His sheltering grace and presence.

Thursday, May 30 – Ascension of the Lord, a Holy Day of Obligation

Ascension Thursday
Masses for the Collaborative will be celebrated:
7:00am Mass at St. John
9:00am Mass at St. Paul
12:00pm Mass at St. John
7:00pm  Mass at St. Paul

Sunday, June 2: Altar Server Training


Is your child interested in becoming an Altar Server? Perhaps he or she has just received their First Holy Communion and is eager to step into this important role. A training of new Altar Servers will be held on Sunday, June 2 at 10AM, immediately following the Family Mass. The training will last for 45 mins and will touch on the basics of serving at our Lord’s table. If your child plans to attend please RSVP by email to Kelly Meraw.

Matthew Norwood: Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate


We are pleased to announce that our seminarian, Matthew Norwood, has received his Call for Orders and will be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate on June 8, 2019 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. This day marks a definitive step before he is ordained to the priesthood in May of 2020.

On Sunday, June 9th, Matthew will serve as a Deacon for the first time and preach the homily at the St. Paul 9:00am Family Mass. Please keep Matthew in your prayers and join us for this special Mass on June 9th at St. Paul’s.

Mass will be followed by a reception in the St. Paul Parish Hall to which all are invited.

Veterans Memorial Mass: Saturday, May 18 at 4:00pm at St. Paul Church

All military veterans and their families are cordially invited to attend a special Veterans Memorial Mass and celebration in their honor at 4:00pm on Saturday, May 18 at St. Paul Church. Veterans are invited (but not required!) to wear their uniforms. Veterans will gather in the St. Paul foyer before Mass and process in with the celebrant to reserved seating at the front of the church. During the Mass we will remember those veterans from Wellesley who gave their lives for our country.

We also invite the families of our deceased veterans – those who gave their lives or their youth in service to their nation – to attend in honor of their loved ones. Families may, if they wish, bring a framed photograph of the person they are honoring to be displayed during the Mass.

There will be an informal reception in the Parish Hall following the Mass, and we warmly invite you to join us. 

This annual event, initiated by the Wellesley Veterans’ Council, brings Wellesley veterans together as part of Wellesley Wonderful Weekend.  This year, the Mass and reception are also  being organized by a high school Girl Scout, Cecilia Rose, as part of her Gold Award project honoring our servicemen and women.

Happy Easter!

May the joy and hope of this Easter Season be yours in abundance.  And may the peace of the Risen Christ be with you always!

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Palm Sunday, April 14

“Hosanna to the Son of David;
blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord;
hosanna in the highest.”

Matthew 21:9